Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s
Monday, May 28
One Mass Only:
Remember those who gave their lives.
Memorial Day Ceremonies
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 876 in River Edge will participate in various ceremonies throughout the day. RAIN OR SHINE. (Please note there will not be a Memorial Day Parade.) The agenda follows:
9:00 AM: The V.F.W. Honor Guard and Color Guard will participate, along with the American Legion in Flag Raising Ceremonies at Memorial Park in River Edge.
9:30 AM: The V.F.W. Color Guard and Honor Guard will participate in services for our departed comrades at the George Washington Memorial Cemetery in Paramus.
11:00 AM: The V.F.W. will participate in full ceremonies with the American Legion at the Veterans Memorial Park in River Edge. Following the Ceremony, organizations are welcome to participate in wreath placement.
For more information regarding wreath placement and donating to the Veterans Home in Paramus, please call Joe Maugeri, Commander of VFW 876, at 201-265-0841.
We will be conducting a parish Food Drive to benefit the Center for Food Action the weekend of June 2/3. Please bring donations to the Gathering Space any time up until 2:00 PM on Sunday.
All nutritious food will be gratefully accepted, but especially needed are canned meats and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce, canned and dried beans, rice and baby food. Also: paper goods, personal hygiene products and diapers. Thanks for your help!
Bread for the World
Campaign of Letters
On June 9 and 10, St. Peter’s Parish will hold the 2018 Campaign of Letters from Bread for the World to ask our elected officials to remember the poor and vulnerable when completing the U.S. budget for 2019.
The U.S. government must provide leadership to see that steps to end malnutrition throughout the world are funded. The 2018 Offering of Letters campaign urges Congress to invest in and protect vital policies and safety-net programs — including WIC, global nutrition, SNAP, and refundable tax credits. We have made great progress reducing hunger and poverty in our country and around the world, but our work remains unfinished.
We hope that you will join this cause to end worldwide malnutrition and hunger by joining our letter writing campaign here at St. Peter after all the Masses on June 9 and 10th.
Peace and Friendship
Come join us for a relaxed evening all about exploring God’s Word in community. We’ll read the upcoming Sunday Scripture, spend some time discussing, and finish the evening with conversation and friendship over Wine/Beer/Cheese/dessert… It’s a terrific opportunity for parish acquaintances to become friends, a place for ministries to network, an occasion for the peace of God to come into our lives.
Tuesday, June 12 – 7:30 PM
It’s open to all St. Peter’s parishioners & friends. You can come as often you wish… There’s no-commitment and nothing to join. Please RSVP below to let us know you are coming so we can prepare.
2018 – Tuesdays:
Lenten Gatherings (Chapel)
Family Shelter Ministry
Volunteers / Donations
Family Shelter Ministry Update
Our next hosting week for families from Family Promise of Bergen County will be June 17 through June 24.
Volunteers are needed for set-up, food preparation, and activities during the week. This will be an excellent opportunity for parents and children to share our “home” with guests and provide warmth, love, delicious meals and great fun.
Donations of food and other items are also needed. Please sign up below to donate and/or volunteer. Thank you!
St. Martin’s Kitchen
Saturday, June 9: All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.
The St. Peter’s Seniors are pleased to announce that Father Mike will be the Guest Speaker at the regular June 10th meeting. We promise a delightful get-together — Father Mike will reminisce on his forty years in the priesthood. We look forward to the pleasure of your company.
The St. Peter’s Seniors will be hosting a bus trip to Monmouth Park Race Track for a day of thoroughbred racing on Thursday, August 2. Departing from St. Peter the Apostle Church rear parking lot on Fifth Ave., River Edge, at 9:30 a.m. Cost of Trip is $75 which includes: air conditioned bus transportation, Club House admission, private seating in the Turf Club plus official track program and pen, plus all you can eat hot & cold buffet and beverages. Seating is limited, reservations require payment in full, no refunds. Call Mary at 201-265-2139 for reservations/information. Dress Code: Jeans allowed. No flip flops, sweat pants, jogging suits, shorts or tank tops.
Sunday, May 6
6:00 PM in the Church
There will be a Teen Mass celebrated at St. Peters at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, which will feature members of the Youth Group performing all liturgical duties and performing the music live. The Youth Group invites all teenagers to come and be part of this worship celebration.
Mark your calendars:
Teen Mass Schedule
(Second Sunday of the Month unless noted):
May 6 (1st Sunday)
On the Lord’s Day
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
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Outside St. Peter’s
Police Reserves Needs Volunteers
Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves
Make a difference; give us your time and talent!
The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers. The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community. The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.
Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.
Knights of Columbus Membership
The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or on our website: www.kofcriveredge.com for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!
The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations). The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes. “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.” Please join in helping others. The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June. Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.
Bergen Volunteers Needed
The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience. Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website (www.bergenvolunteers.org) lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.
Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors
The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.
Request for Hospice Volunteers
Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.
Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals. For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-523-9745 or email@example.com
Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed
Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.
Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed
The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.
St. Peter Academy News
Give the Gift of a Catholic Education
A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.
The Seniors of St. Peter's
For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center
St. Peter's Youth Group
Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room
St. Peter's MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)
Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)
All are welcome!
St. Peter's Singles Support Group
St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room
All are welcome!
In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:
Parents Support Group
Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee
Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.
Any question, email:
St. Peter's Quilters